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governor andrew cuomo signed into law a sweeping package of gun control reforms after it was overwhelming passed by the state assembly. >> i'm proud to be a new yorker because new york is doing something. because we are fighting back. >> the new law expands the band on assault weapons and allows from seven rounds to ten. it also increases actions to limit firearms on the mentally ill and imposes stiffer penalties on those who use guns while committing a crime. >>> president obama will offer new sweeping gun laws of his own. any proposal to ban assault weapons is likely to face some stiff opposition in congress. tracie potts has details from washington. what are some of the measures we're expecting? >> reporter: in a few hours the president is expected to push congress to pass an assault weapons ban not clear on capitol hill if that can pass. a ban on high capacity magazine clips. but on his own the president is also expected to pitch universal background checks that would close loopholes for people who buy weapons at gun shows or online and don't have to go through those background checks
changes to gun laws outlining four major legislative proposals asking for a ban on military-style assault rifles, high-capacity magazines, extending background checks and toughening gun trafficking laws. mr. obama also mentioned executive actions mostly to toughen existing laws. at the emotionally charged event the president was surrounded by children who wrote him letters of gun violence. family members of the newtown victims were in the audience, including the parents of 7-year-old grace mcdonnell. >> chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now for grace. >> the nra is getting ready for battle, raising money and e-mailing supporters to upgrade their membership for, quote, the fight of the century. >> we're not saying that your rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> so where do things go from here? nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us. tracie, how is the
this morning. the latest nbc/"wall street journal" poll found that 56% of americans want stricter gun laws. that's less than the 60% to 70% who supported stricter gun laws during the '90s when congress passed the assault weapons ban. the new poll found that 7% think the gun laws are too strict and 35% want no changes. >>> new jersey governor chris christie said the new nra ad using president obama's daughters to make a point about armed guards at schools is reprehensible. >> authors in southern australia say a fast-moving brush fire has doubled in size to about 111,000 acres fueled binary record high temperatures. at least one man has been killed, hundreds evacuated and five properties destroyed. >>> well, the mother offering popular advice known as dear abby has died. pauline phillips who wrote under the name of abigail van buren in her long-running dear abby column was 94. >>> check this out, researchers have created a new gadget that can snap photographs of snowflakes in 3-d. the device uses three high-speed cameras to capture the amazing photos while the snowflakes are in free fall. ve
and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the quiet lanes of newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished. and always safe from harm. with common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. thank you, god bless you. and may he forever bless these united states of america. >> well, this year the inauguration fell on the martin luther king jr. holiday. after being sworn in monday, president obama paused for a moment of reflection in front of the bust of the leader at the capitol rotunda. he was joined by the first lady and congressional leaders. >>> but the president wasn't the only one in the spotlight monday. first daughters sasha and malia obama had quite a few scene-stealing moments of their own. malia buste
/"wall street journal" poll found that 56% of americans want strict are gun laws. that's less than the 60% to 70% who supported stricter gun laws during the '90s when congress passed the assault weapons ban. the new poll found that 7% think the gun laws are too strict and 35% want no changes. >>> new jersey governor chris christie said the new nra ad using president obama's girls is reprehensible. >> 65% of likely to post their political affiliation on public media. liberals are also more likely to block people because of their political views. >>> well, the mother offering popular advice known as dear abby has died. pauline phillips who wrote under the name of abigail van buren during the dear abby column was 94. >>> check this out, researchers can snap photographs of snowflakes in 3d. it captures the amazing photos while the snowflakes are in free fall. very cool. >>> a new studies show a dramatic death in cancer. experts credit people smoking less and early detection especially for breast and colin cancer. but the numbers aren't all good. the death rate from melanoma often caused by some expo
, in this private ceremony in the white house. >> by law, he has to begin on january 20th. the public ceremony will take place today. sonia sotomayor swore in the vice president yesterday. >>> one of the big things is keeping people safe. >> there will be a no fly zone within a 30-mile radius of the capitol. on the water, the coast guard will shut down six miles of the potomac. vehicle traffic restricted from using 150 blocks in the district. more measures, including toxic air detectors, plainclothes security officers and thousands of doses of antidotes in case of a chemical or biological attack are also on stand by. it's estimated that all the security costs about $120 million. you can expect tight security if you're heading to the national mall today to watch the president take the oath of office. >> news 4's megan mcgrath is live on the mall for us this morning. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. we're standing here on madison street. you can see that things are rather quiet. just the press primarily down here. although there are some early birds coming early trying to ge
. the new law clarifies responsibility and would apply to all breeds, not just pit bulls. it's only if they know a dangerous dog was housed on their property. >>> a 16-year-old girl taukts about being attacked on her way to the bus stop and how she broke free. she was going to catch the school bus yesterday morning in ft. washington when she noticed a man staring at her and walking in her direction. she says he asked her for her name, started touching himself and then forcefully put his hands on her. >> saying that he lunged at me and grabbed me. i was on the ground and started screaming and kicking. he just like ran. i felt helpless. mentally that will be in my head for a while. >> if you know anything about the attack, police in prince george's county would like to hear from you. >>> a former d.c. police officer has been found guilty of his killing mistress and leaving their baby in a hot car to die. it took 90 minutes to convict richmond phillips of killing 20-year-old wynetta wright and 11-month-old jaylin in may of 2011. phillips, who was married, lured wright and her baby to t
by state gun laws designed for enthusiasts age 4 and up. >>> the aid bill to help victims of superstorm sandy could be voted on today in the house. the emergency spending package would send almost $51 million to victims in new york, new jersey and connecticut, but it faces a tough fight from conservatives who want to lower the cost and require offsetting spending cuts to pay for the efforts. lawmakers from the northeast from both parties are pushing the bill to help the recovery from the worst storm to strike the region. >>> in just over a week, secretary of state hillary clinton will testify on the 9/11 attack in benghazi, libya. clinton will talk to a house committee on january 23rd. earlier plans for her to testify were canceled when clinton got sick, suffered a concussion and was hospitalized for treatment of a blood clot in her head. the attack on the american compound in benghazi claimed the stevens, sean smith, tyronn woods and glenn dougherty. >>> now for a look at the weather, here's nbc's dylan dreyer. >> l.a. should get back into the 70s soon enough but we'll see a nice break
office as required by law on the 20th of january. take a listen. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barak hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> i, barak hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of the president of the united states -- >> the office of the president of the united states -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> preserve, protect, defend -- >> preserve, protect defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> so help me god -- >> so help me god -- >> thank you. thank you. thank you. i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> in case you didn't hear the last part, president obama's daughter, sasha told her dad, "you didn't mess up." in reference to the first time he took the oath in 20909. last night the president and first lady along with the vice president and mrs. biden attended an inaugural reception where each of them spoke. here's a taste of how the evening went. >> thank you
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